Isaac Loegering, 18, of Crookston competed at the National YMCA Short Course Meet in Greensboro, N.C. Wednesday and finished 24th in the men's 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.42.
Ryan Held of Springfield, Ill. won the event with a time of 19.92.
Earlier on Wednesday, Loegering qualified for the finals with a time of 21.24 in the preliminaries, which placed him tied for 19th place. More than 150 swimmers competed in the preliminaries.
Loegering will compete in the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle relay today and Friday.